Monthly Archives: October 2011

Why the X Factor is enlightened…

Surprisingly, the concept behind the X-Factor, a show rarely acknowledged for its enlightening qualities, is not too different from the idea behind the Enlightenment. How can that be, you ask? Well, let’s start with the Enlightenment: a name frequently used … Continue reading

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Rock the Votocracy: Presidents from the Internet

In my last blog post I wondered about the presidency of a person from Generation Y. I suppose I’m on a bit of a political tear, because after recently running across a site called Votocracy, I wonder even more about … Continue reading

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As Long as you Buy it

I have to admit, a serious love hate relationship with Andy Warhol. I can’t stand his ubiquity, but, try as I might, I find it impossible to discount his contributions to the dialogue of Art History. And his design aesthetic? … Continue reading

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Nobody Wants a Queen

The loudest purveyor of love this side of the Atlantic has a tendency to ruffle feathers in her attempts at finding people true romance. And, not to be lost on a heavy news day, Patti Stanger recently grabbed headlines for … Continue reading

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You’re so vain. You probably think this blog is about you.

Renowned New York Times columnist, David Brooks, recently spoke at Georgetown as a guest of the Tocqueville Forum. Avoiding his typical partisan banter, Mr. Brooks spoke about the need for humility in American culture, arguing that our society, as a … Continue reading

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The Miss Universe Problem

On September 12, 2011, millions watched as an effervescent Miss Angola, Leila Lopes, was crowned the 2011 Miss Universe in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  The next morning, the International Women in Media Foundation held a panel in Washington, DC, to discuss … Continue reading

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It Came from Generation Y

We are the generation that hops on a dirty metro at 11 p.m. to stand outside the club in the cold with our multi-ethnic group of friends. We are the generation that spends more time posting Facebook statuses that lament … Continue reading

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Exploring Intercultural Identity: Four Voices: Oh, Diversity!

For this entry, I was greatly educated and inspired by the book “Multiculturalism & Intergroup Relations: Psychological implications for democracy in a global context” by Fathali M. Moghaddam. American Psychological Association: Washington D.C., 2008 Multiculturalism is a valuable asset for … Continue reading

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Cracking the code: The advertising cliché of the smartphone age

Marketeers are notorious for adopting the next eye-catching branding trend, and the digital age has only increased the options for luring potential customers. From cereal boxes to billboards, quick response, or QR, barcodes are being deployed as a means of … Continue reading

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New Media: Just Freedom Flashing?

Podcast Life is filled with moments of parts coming together to make a whole.  We see this in the branches and constituencies that make up a government, in the flesh, love, and cells that a baby grows from, in the … Continue reading

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